Prime Minister Beata Szydło: central and local government administration should support each other

On Tuesday, 26 January, Prime Minister Beata Szydło took part in a session of the Joint Central and Local Government Committee. The prime minister mentioned the importance of the cooperation with the local government as part of the government’s most important projects.

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Photo: P. Tracz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The local government is the environment which has to, on a daily basis, deal with the most serious problems which affect people – Prime Minister Beata Szydło said. She referred to the fact that she has experience in working for the local government herself. She also emphasised the importance of the cooperation between the province governors, central and local government. The prime minister pointed out that in the past tasks were sent to be completed by the local government without sufficient financial support. I can assure you that our government will transfer tasks, providing local governments with sufficient funds – she declared.

Cooperation with the local government as part of “Family 500+” programme

Prime Minister Beata Szydło emphasised that the moist important joint challenge is to implement the government’s flagship programme “Family 500+”. The prime minister thanked the representatives of the local government for active participation in the consultations and their remarks. The direct implementation and reaching out to people will be the task of your institutions – the prime minister said. She added that what will be important is the cooperation and coming to conclusions at each stage of the programme’s implementation. The prime minister emphasised that thanks to the cooperation the programme will be not only the government’s success, but, first of all, the success of all Polish families. Prime Minister Szydło informed that the programme has gone through the stage of the public consultations, soon will be adopted by the government, and then will be sent to the parliament in order to be discussed.

Good practices of cooperation between the central and local government

The prime minister also emphasised the importance of cooperation as part of the proposed development and investment programmes. We will ask you for opinions and cooperation – the prime minister declared.

We are all aware of the fact that development programmes and the pace at which the Polish state develops require cooperation, supporting each other and following good practices – she said. The prime minister used Konicpol commune, which she visited on Monday, as an example of good cooperation. Prime Minister Beata Szydło said that thanks to the cooperation between the Silesia province governor and the mayor, the solution to the commune residents’ problem has been found.  

The Tuesday session of the Joint Central and Local Government Committee was the first meeting after the cabinet of Prime Minister Beata Szydło was appointed.

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